Charges can begin to escalate when you get into an accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If someone is injured, you might be looking at felony charges. If someone is killed, you may be charged with manslaughter. The authorities may even be able to charge you with murder, as KTLA reports in one particular case.
39-year-old Rodney Deshone Wright is currently being held on $4 million dollars bail after being charged with murder last Thursday. The charges come from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office after Wright’s involvement in a January 21st crash that killed two brothers from Palmdale.
In addition to the two murder charges, Wright is facing two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. He also faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent causing injury.
Wright was driving his pickup truck southbound in the carpool lane of the 405 Freeway for a few miles. His vehicle crashed head-on into a minivan carrying 27-year-old Ainsley Hall Hubbard and 31-year-old Aidan Cochran Hubbard near the Sepulveda undercrossing.
According to the criminal complaint, Wright’s blood-alcohol content was nearly double the legal limit at .15 percent.
Wright faces 30 years to life in prison.
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. He is due for his next court appearance on August 25th at the Airport Courthouse.
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